VOCABULARY 13: TV AND SOCIAL MEDIA

VOCABULARY 13: TV AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Hello everybody and happy Ash Wednesday! This week we´re going to talk about TV and social media. What kind of TV programmes do you like? Do you normally read magazines? Would you like to be a paparazzi when you grow up? If you need to know some vocabulary about TV and social media, you must read this post. Go on!

Imagine you´re doing a speaking exam and you have to talk about the media, what can you say? Here you have some useful vocabulary if you don´t want to be speechless.

ADJECTIVES TO DESCRIBE THE MEDIA

-Sensational: When a reporting is very sensational, it makes the story more shocking than it really was.

-Biased: unfairly influenced, in favour of a particular political party.

-Objective: based just on facts, not on feelings or beliefs.

-Accurate: carefully precise.

-Censored: (e.g. a newspaper) It isn´t allowed to publish all the details.

TV AND RADIO VOCABULARY

-Advertise: to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in newspapers, radio, or television, in order to sell it.

-Audience figures: the number of people watching a programme.

-Broadcast: to transmit (programs) from a radio or television station.

-Channels: a frequency band or wavelength on which radio and television signals are broadcast.

-Commercials: adverts.

-Listeners: people who listen to a radio or TV podcast.

-Standar of programmes: quality.

-Station: Radio and Televisiona specific frequency or band of frequencies assigned to a regular or special broadcaster.

-Viewers: people who watch TV.

-Host / Hostest: presentador, líder del programa.

TYPES OF TV PROGRAMMES

-Documentaries

-Game shows

-Chat shows

-Soap operas

-Dramas

-Comedies

-Reality shows

-The news

-Dramas

-The weather forecast

-Sports programmes

-Cartoons

-Phone-ins

-Sit-com

KINDS OF FILMS

-Action film

-Comedy

-Horror film

-Musical

-Science fiction

-Thriller

-Western

PEOPLE AND THINGS RELATED TO FILMS

-Cast: all the people who act in a film.

-Star: the most important actor or actress in a film.

-Director: the person who makes a film.

-Soundtrack: the music of a film.

-Plot: the story of a film.

-Scene: A part of a film happenind in one place.

-Audience: the people who watch a film in a cinema.

-Sequel: a film which continues the story of an earlier film.

-Extra: a person in a film who has small, unimportant part, e.g. in a crowd scene.

-Subtitles: transcription (usually translation) of the dialogue that appears at the bottom of the screen.

SECTIONS OF A NEWSPAPER OR NEWS WEBSITE

-Advertisement

-Weather forecast

-Small ads

-Review

-Horoscope

-Front page

-Cartoon

THE PRESS

-Articles

-Censorship

-Fake

-Headlines

-Interview

-A story

-Serious press

-Tabloid press

THE LANGUAGE OF HEADLINES

-Row: argument.

-Backs: supports.

-To quit: is going to leave.

-To wed: is going to marry.

-Tipped: is predicted (to be successful).

-Axed: have been cut.

-Hit: has been badly affected.

-Quiz: question, interrogate.

JOURNALISTS AND PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA

-Press photographer: a person who takes photos for a newspaper.

-Newsreader: a person who reads the news on TV or radio.

-Paparazzi: photographers who follow famous people around to get good photos of them to sell to a newspaper.

-Critic: a person who writes about the good or bad qualities of books, concerts, theatre, films…

-Commentator: a person who describes a sports event while it´s happening on TV or radio.

-Reporter: a person who collects and reports news for newspapers, radio or TV.

-Freelance journalist: a person who writes articles for different papers and is not employed by a single newspaper.

And that´s all for today.

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